Jan 3, 2013 12:00am PST
the speaker john boehner and the majority lead eric cantor congressman peter king of new york met with reporters, listen to this, speaker and he said this. >> bottom line is that between friday morning and january 15th, two votes we'll bring $60 billion as absolutely necessary to new york, new jersey and connecticut. so as far as i'm concerned, i think i can speak to all members of the new york and new jersey delegations it was an extremely positive meeting. >> extremely positive meeting. are you satisfied with day surances that congressman king got? >> have a lot of respect for congressman member king. i won't be satisfied until it's done. really? i mean speaker boehner as i under it gave lots of republicans, members of congress, other leaders in this situation assurances that this would happen before this congress left. it didn't. now, it is certainly more positive that they said they are going to vote than saying nothing at all. but what message has speaker boehner sent to you that people who are the victims of hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, things of that nature, natural disa
Jan 2, 2013 12:00am PST
, republican leadership was in favor. then we got a clue early today from eric cantor that he didn't like the bill. he in the end did not vote in favor of it. he voted nay. >> correct. he voted no and another member of the leadership, kevin mccarthy, the whip, he also voted know. so they were split inside the leadership. i think the big issue today wasn't necessarily within the republican leadership. it wasn't so much as split there. it was a lot of concern and discontent among all of the rank and file republicans that they were put in a position where they had to vote for something. they had to look at it fast. they didn't love this compromise and the house republicans, as we know well, are not used to voting on something that they don't see as pure and so it took a little while as a republican source earlier said to me for them to wind themselves up this morning and then slowly to wind themselves back down and accept reality, which is what we just saw. >> no one there owes themselves any congratulations. this took place 518 days after we first learned this fiscal cliff would take place.